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Old 09-24-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I'm sure that does happen, but I fail to understand why it's relevant. Two people could be messaging vile things about each other on cell phones or whispering together in a corner and accomplish the same thing.

Nope, you can talk out loud and work at the same time. You can't play with your cell phone or whisper in a corner and work at the same time.


Rude people like the Spanish-speaking employees in that place need to either shut up or speak English and just do their jobs.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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I truly hope you aren't on the board of tourism wherever you live!
I'm not talking about tourist with visas who spend money and leave. There's no foreign tourism near me, just foreign welfare leeches. How many strawman arguments can we make?
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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" Are we going 'overboard' to accomodate the Hispanic population?"

Not only yes but HELL YES.

In order to became a citizen you HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.

"For English, dial 1, for Spanish, dual 2.

So, why do have so much gov't material in Spanish?

Why do we supply interpreters in gov't offices to help them fill out the forms.

I recently saw a sign at a voter site directing people where to go in English AND Spanish. If they are REQUIRED to understand and speak English, why have addition signs in Spanish?
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Do you guys get upset when people order quesadillas? Would you freak out if you were in New Orleans and saw a sign for beignets, or heard of someone doing an Omakase at a sushi place in Vegas?

Just curious as to how far this odd behavior extends.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Looking for clues @ the scene ...

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That's interesting. Where does that median IQ come from? Do you have a source for that?


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Yah. MediaBias doesn't think much of Unz (see https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-unz-report/ ). I'll look around myself, & see what else is out there. & the source article is from June 2005 - a while ago.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:12 PM
 
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To ditchoc, the OP: You lost me at hello.....


Any sentence that starts with the words "I'm not racist, but" or similar formations is likely to contradict itself very rapidly.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I don't know what's so hard for some people to understand. The foreign language speakers, are loud and auditory annoying and speaking incoherently, usually not very bright, ethnocentric and ornery, and the show stopper most were never authorized to live here to begin with. What's there to like about this? If we or liberals would stop accommodating them in every way under the sun, they'd leave and stop coming here.
This is purely observational and different languages, but I have quite a few Brazilian friends and they very rarely speak Portuguese in public among each other. I have some Hispanic co-worker friends, and they definitely slip into Spanish amongst each other much more. I was just out at dinner with a friend who is Brazilian and another brazilian friend meeting for the first tine, and even upon first meeting, they introduced themselves in English (and only spoke English). Some of it is cultural I am guessing.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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This is purely observational and different languages, but I have quite a few Brazilian friends and they very rarely speak Portuguese in public among each other. I have some Hispanic co-worker friends, and they definitely slip into Spanish amongst each other much more. I was just out at dinner with a friend who is Brazilian and another brazilian friend meeting for the first tine, and even upon first meeting, they introduced themselves in English (and only spoke English). Some of it is cultural I am guessing.
Agree, taking up permanent or long term residence and not speaking English in public is generally a sign of rudeness and ignorance even arrogance, and of probably being an illegal alien. Most decent foreigners in America can and do speak English in public.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:06 PM
 
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I ordered a latte this morning....I must be an arrogant illegal!
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I hope that all these people who believe that foreign visitors or residents of the United States must always speak English are just as careful to speak the native language of any country they visit. So if you're lucky enough to visit someplace like say, China, you had better darn well be speaking Mandarin or Cantonese every time you open your mouth.
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